Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Back Porch

Hello friends!
With fall weather happening soon I thought I would show you our back porch,
yard and wooded lot. We love it! It's our own little oasis. We have big plans 
to possibly screen it all in and add tile flooring but for now we are still 
getting settled and that is way down on the to-do list. 
I need to add more furniture as well. This is a large porch at 40 ft by 15 ft.
The windows are 7 ft to give you an idea of height.

Welcome to the Florida heat and humidity ... stay cool by
turning on the fans, sipping some sweet tea and enjoying the birds.

Tomorrow I am having a landscaper add accent lighting to the front yard.
I'm excited to see how this turns out! I will share the night views soon.

I know how busy life is but I was wondering if you wouldn't mind leaving me a comment. 
I know most of us only read Facebook and Instagram now and it's hard to know if it's
worth keeping my blog up and running as well.
Thanks, I would appreciate it.

Wicker Furniture - Lowes
Aqua Coral Pillows - Lowes
Striped Pillows - Lowes
Chevron Pillow Cover - Hobby Lobby
Aqua Rug -
Assorted Plants - Lowes
Porch Stain - Sand Dune by Valpsar 

Have a wonderful week!

 photo signature_zps4e056b6c.png

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Spicy Southern Kitchen

Hello friends!
It's time to show you my favorite room in our new Florida home. 
It's the kitchen!
Our home is a new semi-custom build and the builder did not hold back when it came to the fabulous upgrades in this spacious 500 square foot kitchen. Some of the features include 12 foot tray ceilings, 8 foot custom cabinetry with slow close drawers ( I need a ladder), 24 inch floor tiles, granite counters, stainless appliances, under cabinet lighting, air pressure garbage disposal, walk in pantry and more. 
We enjoy cooking and entertaining our families in here. 
I never thought I would get to say that.
Yay! We are so thrilled to be back in our home state.
Enjoy the tour!

Oh my this grand ceiling ... it makes me smile.
 I tried the best I could to capture the feel of this large room
but it's hard to get the right angles. I will try my hand at videos soon.
The walls were already painted when we bought the home and at first I
was not sure about this warm terra-cotta paint color but now I love it. 
I ended up using it as my accent color in the adjoining family room.

Stainless Appliances - Kenmore Elite
Furniture - Rooms to Go
Iron Corner Shelf - A gift from my parents. (Very special to me.)
Burlap Drapes - Bed Bath and Beyond
Accessories - Home Goods, Kirklands, Marshalls
Boxwood Initial Wreath - Etsy
Terra-Cotta Wall Paint - Spiced Cider by Sherwin Williams
Khaki Ceiling Paint - Stone Lion by Sherwin Williams 

Have a wonderful week!

 photo signature_zps4e056b6c.png

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunlit Guest Room

Hello friends!
I'm back with another post from our new Florida home. It's the bright and sunny guest room. With all of this warm light Chestnut just loves to hang out in here as you can see. This room is nice sized and has ten foot ceilings. I love the height in every room. You may recognize some items I repurposed from our previous home but most decor is new. 

Ivory Velvet  Tufted Headboard -
White Bedding - JC Penney
Aqua Tables - Home Goods
Linen Storage Bench - Marshalls
Gray Velvet Draperies - Bed Bath & Beyond
Floral Canvas - Target
Cream Lamps - Marshalls
Throw Pillows - Kirklands
Rug - Bed Bath & Beyond
White Frames - Marshalls
Aqua Floral Chair - Home Goods
Silver Frame - Pottery Barn
Urn Trio - Kirklands
White Silk Roses - Ross

Have a wonderful labor day weekend! 

 photo signature_zps4e056b6c.png

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Le Living Room

Hello everyone!
The busy work continues around here and I am ready to be settled. 
Whew, it is a process for sure!
Last post I shared the foyer and as you walk straight ahead you enter the living room.
It's a tiny bit formal, glamorous but fun!
As with everything right now it is a work in progress. I don't really plan to add too much more to this room though. Maybe some mirrored nesting tables and shiny pillows. 
I'm keeping my eyes open for just the right ones.

 The distressed hardwoods, 10 foot ceilings, can lights, chunky moldings are just a few of the extra features the builder added. We both really love how this room turned out.
 New mercury glass lamps, white antlers and the sofa table are all from Home Goods.
 The ottoman is 'charcoal gray' and is from It may look another color in photos.
 White sofa and gray pillows are from Rooms to Go.
 The gray print chairs swivel.
 The iron screen is from Hobby Lobby, mantel painting from Home Goods
and the gold M is from Ballards.
The mercury glass floor lamp and shag cream rug are from the Home Depot. 
 The armoire is from Ashley. I may attempt to paint it cream ... or replace it. 
I'm not sure yet but for now it stays. It was damaged in the move.
The artwork is by Thomas Kincade and is special to us.
 Chestnut just loves this ottoman, he has many new places to lounge. 
 The view from the other doorway.
The windows are extra long in this home, love that!
These are 108 inch drapes in Pewter from Bed Bath and Beyond. 
The paint is Stone Lion by Sherwin Williams.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 photo signature_zps4e056b6c.png